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Guide to the Estela and Ernesto Bravo Film and Video Collection TAM.616

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Jan Hilley, with the assistance of Heather Mulliner

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on January 17, 2017
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Series VIII: Fidel: The Untold Story and  Anecdotes about Fidel, 1995-2002

Historical/Biographical Note

The 2001 documentary Fidel: The Untold Story combines a history of the Cuban revolution with a more personal story of its leader, Fidel Castro. Because so much of the interview footage for  Fidel: The Untold Story could not be included in the initial feature-length film, Estela and Ernesto Bravo made a follow-up documentary,  Anecdotes about Fidel, in 2010. It includes portions of 24 interviews and expands on the stories about Fidel Castro.

In 2001, Fidel: The Untold Story was selected for the Toronto Film Festival and won an award for "Distinguished Achievement for Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking" at the Urbanworld Film Festival in New York.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains clips, interviews, and background footage from the documentaries Fidel: The Untold Story and  Anecdotes about Fidel. The 2001 documentary  Fidel: The Untold Story combines a history of the Cuban revolution with a more personal story of leader, Fidel Castro. This series contains copies of both films. It includes complete interviews and portions of interviews highlighted in the two films. They feature historians, public figures, close friends, and Castro himself, and provide a glimpse into the life and personality of the Cuban leader. Interviewees include Alice Walker, Gabriel García Márquez, Arthur Schlesinger, Ramsey Clark, Ted Turner, Nelson Mandela, Charles Rangel, George McGovern, Philip Agee, and many others who share personal anecdotes along with political and historical perspectives.

The anecdotes come not only from well-known Americans such as Harry Belafonte, Jesse Jackson, Angela Davis, Hank Aaron, Sydney Pollack and others, but also from many Cubans who are not well known in the United States. Among them are government officials and friends of Fidel such as Juan Almeida, Melba Hernández. Alfredo Guevara, Jorge Risquet, Antonio Núñez Jiménez, Alicia Alonso, Angela Castro, and Aleida Guevara.

This series also contains a number of interviews that are not seen in the films. They include discussions with Hortensia Bussi de Allende, the widow of Salvador Allende, and American lawyer Victor Rabinowitz.

Footage in this series also consists of clips from the Cuban State Council Archives and various news sources. Videos containing State Council footage often represent a wide date range. Some of the footage is dated 1998 which reflects the date the material was obtained, not the actual date of the events. The original dates of the footage were not recorded. Additional footage depicts Fidel Castro at a number of public events giving speeches or speaking with world leaders. Other materials in this series include documents related to the promotion and distribution of Fidel, including contact lists, posters, correspondence related to distribution rights.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Reel: ref1903_01 Fidel: The Untold Story

Scope and Content Note

This is a full-length version of the film Fidel: The Untold Story. The complete documentary is contained on 6 positive film reels, 6 film negative reels, and 6 sound track reels.

2000
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Box: 47 Cassette : ref1049 "Fidel Trailer"
circa 2000
Box: 73 Dvd : 16 An Evening with Estela Bravo: Filmmaker of "Fidel: The Untold Story" and "Anecdotes about Fidel" at the Paley Center for Media, New York City

Scope and Content Note

A film of the event honoring Estela Bravo, focusing on the release of Anecdotes about Fidel at the Paley Center for Media. Bravo speaks with Pat Mitchell about her life and career, and responds to questions from the audience. Clips are shown from  Anecdotes about Fidel; There are also clips from other films that have dealt with Cuban-American relations, such as  Miami-Havana,  The Cuban Excludables, and  Operation Peter Pan: Flying Back to Cuba.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Content of this DVD is born-digital. Advanced notice is required to access these materials.

2012 May 9
Box: 68 Cassette : ref846 (Videos) Aaron, Hank: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:12:42.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 83 Dvd : ref846 (Access dvd)
Box: 45 Cassette : ref983 Aaron, Hank: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Cassette : ref15 (Videos) Agee, Philip: Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Recording is divided into 4 access DVDs. Runtimes: Part 1 - 00:29:22; Part 2 - 00:08:00; Part 3 - 00:00:09; Part 4 - 00:01:25.

Scope and Content Note

In this interview Philip Agee begins by talking about his work for the CIA and the fallout after the publication of his book Inside the Company. He discusses his opinions about Fidel Castro and interest in Cuban life and culture. For the bulk of the interview he talks about United States policy toward Cuba and CIA efforts to overthrow Fidel Castro. He also touches on controversy surrounding the Kennedy assassination and discusses Americans' views about the Cuban revolution.


1997 March 8
Box: 75 Dvd : ref15 (Access dvd)
Box: 72 Folder : 13 Agee, Philip: Interview Transcript
undated
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1047 Alarcon, Ricardo: Interview

Historical/Biographical Note

Ricardo Alarcon de Quesada (1937 - ) is a Cuban statesman who served as Cuba's Permanent Representative to the United Nations for nearly 30 years. He was Cuba's Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1992-1993 and President of the National Assembly of People's Power from 1993-2013. During his time at the UN, Alarcon held several leading offices, such as Vice President of the General Assembly.

1998 November 21
Box: 10 Cassette : ref207 Alarcon, Ricardo: Interview
1998
Box: 10 Cassette : ref215 Alarcon, Ricardo: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1048 Alarcon, Ricardo and Juanita Vera Garcia
circa 1995-2000
Box: 77 Dvd : ref244 (Access dvd) de Allende, Hortensia Bussi: Interview


circa 1996
Box: 10 Cassette : ref244 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 85 Dvd : ref893 (Access dvd) Almeida, Juan: Interview -1 Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:28:53.

Biographical Note

Juan Almeida Bosque (1927-2009) was an important figure in the Cuban Revolution and later a Cuban official. He was the only Afro-Cuban to participate in the attack on the Moncada Barracks in 1953, and was also among the revolutionaries who participated in the 1956 Granma Yacht landing. He was later appointed the commander of the Third Front. During the US-sponsored Bay of Pigs operation in April 1961, Almeida commanded the Cuban military’s Central Army. Later a prominent figure in the Communist Party of Cuba, Almeida was, at the time of his death, Vice-President of the Cuban Council of State and its third ranking member.

Scope and Content Note

This interview is in Spanish. Juan Almeida, who met Fidel Castro in 1952, shares personal stories about his relationship with Castro and talks about his earliest memories of the political situation in Cuba leading up to the revolution.


1997 June 5
Box: 69 Cassette : ref893 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 85 Dvd : ref894 (Access dvd) Almeida, Juan: Interview -2 Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:11:45.

Scope and Content Note

In this part of the interview, Almeida discusses the Cuban revolution, including his memories of the Moncada attack and the Granma landing.


1997 June 5
Box: 69 Cassette : ref894 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 85 Dvd : ref895 (Access dvd) Almeida, Juan: Interview -3 Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:33:22.

Scope and Content Note

In this portion of the interview Juan Almeida shares stories about Fidel's relationships with such figures as Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos. He also provides other anecdotes and concludes with a discussion about his personal relationship with Fidel Castro.


1997 June 5
Box: 69 Cassette : ref895 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 85 Dvd : ref896 (Access dvd) Almeida, Juan: Interview -4 Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:04:56.

Scope and Content Note

In this portion Juan Almeida talks about Fidel Castro as a symbol of the revolution, briefly discussing the significance of Castro's beard. He also talks about Castro's views of justice, his support of Angolan independence, and the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. He later discusses his feelings surrounding Castro's failing health.


1997 June 5
Box: 69 Cassette : ref896 (Videos)
Box: 85 Dvd : ref913 (Access dvd) Alonso, Alicia: Interview (Cassette 1 1st Part)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:28:36.

Historical/Biographical Note

Born Alicia Ernestina de la Caridad Martinez Hoya, Alicia Alonso (1921 - ) is a Cuban prima ballerina and choreographer. She and her husband lived in New York City for a time where she trained at the School of American Ballet. In 1959 they returned to Cuba. Fidel Castro invited her to head a new dance school (Ballet Nacional de Cuba).

1996 June 27
Box: 70 Cassette : ref913 (Videos)
Box: 85 Dvd : ref914 (Access dvd) Alonso, Alicia: Interview (Cassette 1 2nd Part)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:03:09.

1996 June 27
Box: 70 Cassette : ref914 (Videos)
Box: 85 Dvd : ref915 (Access dvd) Alonso, Alicia: Interview (Cassette 2 1st Part) with Ramon Castro

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:24:30.

1996 June 27
Box: 70 Cassette : ref915 (Videos)
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1043 Andreas, Duane: Interview

Historical/Biographical Note

Duane O. Andreas is a US business executive and former chairman and CEO of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM).

1996 October 9
Box: 77 Dvd : ref218 (Access dvd) Aruca, Francisco: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:21:46.

Scope and Content Note

In this interview Francisco Aruca discusses people's polarized views of Fidel Castro. He discusses his own feelings about Castro, and spends some time talking about Castro's curiosity for politics. In the interview Estela Bravo asks Aruca about the slogan "No Castro, No Problem." Aruca talks about what he believes are problems with the sentiments behind the slogan, and suggests that in the present political climate, Cuba would be destabilized without Castro.

Historical/Biographical Note

Francisco Gonzales Aruca (1941-2013) was a Cuban-American economist. He was a student at a Jesuit school in Havana at the time of the Cuban Revolution. He joined the counterrevolution and was arrested in 1961 by the Castro government. His political ideology later shifted in favor of the Cuban government, and he started the company Marazul Charters in New York with a goal of uniting fractured Cuban families.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 10 Cassette : ref218 (Videos)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref885 (Videos) Aruca, Francisco: Interview

Scope and Content Note

The initial 14 are footage of Aruca at work on the radio program "Ayer en Miami." The remainder of the video is an interview of Aruca by Estela Bravo.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:29:00.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 85 Dvd : ref885 (Access dvd)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref70 Aruca, Francisco: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 70 Cassette : ref883 (Videos) Aruca, Francisco: Footage at radio station
1996 October 1
Box: 84 Dvd : ref883 (Access dvd)
Box: 70 Cassette : ref884 (Videos) Aruca, Francisco: Footage, making telephone calls at radio station
1996
Box: 84 Dvd : ref884 (Access dvd)
Box: Electronic Records Folder : TW_TAM_616_ER_4 Aruca, Francisco: Opinions about Canal 51 Report on Estela Bravo

Aruca, Francisco: Opinions about Canal 51 Report on Estela Bravo   TW_TAM_616_ER_4

circa 2000
Box: 84 Dvd : ref853 (Access dvd) Barnet, Miguel: Interview

Scope and Content Note

Estela Bravo interviews Miguel Barnet, Cuban writer, novelist, and ethnographer. The interview is mostly in Spanish, but Estela Bravo speaks English at times.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:14:23.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 68 Cassette : ref853 (Videos)
Box: 84 Dvd : ref857 (Access dvd) Belafonte, Harry: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:10:48.

1996 August 12
Box: 68 Cassette : ref857 (Videos)
Box: 84 Dvd : ref856 (Access dvd) Belafonte, Harry: Interview
1996 August 11
Box: 70 Cassette : ref856 (Videos)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref18 Belafonte, Harry: Interview
1996 August 10
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1057 Belafonte, Harry: Interview "2nd Part"
1996
Box: 10 Cassette : ref217 Belafonte, Harry: Interview "3rd Part"
1996
Box: 6 Cassette : ref147 (Videos) Benn, Tony: Interview -1

Historical/Biographical Note

Anthony Neil Wedgwood "Tony" Benn (1925 – 2014) was a British socialist and member of the Labour Party who served in House of Commons in the 1960s and 1970s. A leading member of Britain’s anti-war movement, Benn opposed the isolation of Cuba and was an admirer of Fidel Castro.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:28:59.

Scope and Content Note

In the beginning of the interview Estela Bravo talks with Tony Benn about the initial reception of the documentary Fidel: The Untold Story, and the negative reaction Cubans in Miami had to the film. The official interview begins around minute 4:45. Benn begins by talking about his interest in watching the Cuban Revolution, and the impact it has had around the world in the years following. Much of the interview focuses on Benn's views about Fidel Castro and his leadership in Cuba.


1996 March 16
Box: 77 Dvd : ref147 (Access dvd)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref41 (Videos) Benn, Tony: Interview -2

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Recording is divided into 4 access DVDs. Runtimes: Part 1 - 00:15:14; Part 2 - 00:00:52; Part 3 - 00:01:35; Part 4 - 00:00:39.


1996 March
Box: 75 Dvd : ref41 (Access dvd)
Box: 77 Dvd : ref240 (Access dvd) Betto, Frei (Christo, Carlos Alberto Libanio): Interview and final portion of Philip Agee interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:31:04.

Scope and Content Note

Primarily an interview with Carlos Alberto Libanio Christo (Frei Betto). The final few minutes are a portion of Estela Bravo's interview with Philip Agee.

Historical/Biographical Note

Carlos Alberto Libanio Christo, O.P. (1944), better known as Frei Betto, is a Brazilian writer, political activist, liberation theologist, and Dominican Friar. He has been involved in various international efforts to support an understanding between Marxism and Christianity. During a visit to Havana in the 1980s, he met with Fidel Castro many times and, later wrote Fidel and Religion.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 10 Cassette : ref240 (Videos)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref49 Betto, Frei: Interview ("Los Manos de Fidel")
circa 1995-2000
Box: 3 Cassette : ref59 Betto, Frei: Interview ("Papa Fidel")
circa 1995-2000
Box: 3 Cassette : ref69 (Videos) Bosch, Orlando: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Recording is divided into 4 access DVDs. Runtimes: Part 1 - 00:03:03; Part 2 - 00:01:19; Part 3 - 00:02:06; Part 4 - 00:11:08.

Historical/Biographical Note

Orlando Bosch Avila (1926-2011) was a Cuban-American pediatrician, and head of the counter-revolutionary Coordination of United Revolutionary Organizations (CORU), which in 1978 the FBI described as "an anti-Castro terrorist umbrella organization."

Scope and Content Note

The first part of this video contains footage of a WQBA radio host announcing that the Channel 4 news is attempting contact several people with information about their families in Cuba. The next two clips are very brief and contain background footage from the WQBA radio station. The last portion contains the interview with Orlando Bosch. This interview also features a discussion with Bosch's wife, who is Chilean. She talks about how the two met and how her relationship with Bosch has shaped her views about Cuba and the Cuban people.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 76 Dvd : ref69 (Access dvd)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 86 Dvd : ref991 (Access dvd) Bosch, Orlando: Interview -2 La Cubanisima Studio (WQBA) Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:25:24.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 46 Cassette : ref991 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 86 Dvd : ref992 (Access dvd) Bosch, Orlando: Interview -3 La Cubanisima Studio (WQBA) Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:29:16.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 46 Cassette : ref992 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 46 Cassette : ref993 (Videos) Bosch, Orlando: Interview -4 Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:29:00.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 86 Dvd : ref993 (Access dvd)
Box: 68 Cassette : ref848 (Videos) Bourne, Peter: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:26:13.

Historical/Biographical Note

Peter G. Bourne (born 1939 in Oxford, England) is a physician, anthropologist, biographer, author and international civil servant. In 1995 as chairman of the American Association for World Health he directed a year-long foundation-supported study "Denial of Food and Medicine: The Impact of the US Embargo on Health and Nutrition in Cuba" that looked at humanitarian issues surrounding the US Embargo on Cuba.

circa 2000
Box: 83 Dvd : ref848 (Access dvd)
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1030 Bourne, Peter: Interview 1
2000
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1031 Bourne, Peter: Interview 2
2000
Box: 10 Cassette : ref209 Bourne, Peter: Interview
circa 2000
Box: 10 Cassette : ref224 Bourne, Peter: Interview
circa 2000
Box: 10 Cassette : ref235 Bourne, Peter: Interview
circa 2000
Box: 10 Cassette : ref243 Bourne, Peter: Interview
circa 2000
Box: 2 Cassette : ref14 Bourne, Peter: Interview "II"
circa 2000
Box: 2 Cassette : ref13 Bourne, Peter: Interview "III"
circa 2000
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1035 Bourne, Peter: Interview "I/V"
circa 2000
Box: 72 Folder : 14 Bourne, Peter: Interview Transcripts
1998
Box: 2 Cassette : ref10 Bourne, Peter ("Chile/Tobacco")

Scope and Content Note

The reference to 'tobacco' in the box annotations suggests (according to Estela Bravo) that this footage includes an event where Fidel was signing cigar boxes. "Chile" refers to Roberto Chile, who was Fidel's personal cameraman.

2000 November
Box: 3 Cassette : ref54 Campa, Concepción: Interview (1)

Historical/Biographical Note

Concepción Campa Huergo (1951- ) is a pharmacist, biochemist, and lead scientist of the Cuban team that developed the meningitis B vaccine.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 3 Cassette : ref53 Campa, Concepción: Interview (2)
circa 1995-2000
Box: 85 Dvd : ref887 (Access dvd) Cardin, Pierre: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:21:03.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 69 Cassette : ref887 (Videos)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref48 Cardin, Pierre/ Richard, Pierre: Interviews
1996 March 13
Box: 4 Cassette : ref78 Castellanos, Baudilio: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 69 Cassette : ref903 (Videos) Castellanos, Baudilio: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:21:51.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 85 Dvd : ref903 (Access dvd)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref904 (Videos) Castellanos, Baudilio: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:17:56.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 85 Dvd : ref904 (Access dvd)
Box: 4 Cassette : ref90 Castellanos, Baudilio: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 3 Cassette : ref44 Castellanos, Baudilio: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 4 Cassette : ref79 Castro, Angela: Interview -1

Historical/Biographical Note

Angela Maria Castro (1923-2012) was the eldest sister of Cuban revolutionary leaders Fidel and Raul Castro.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 4 Cassette : ref75 Castro, Angela: Interview -2
circa 1995-2000
Box: 4 Cassette : ref76 Castro, Angela: Interview -3
circa 1995-2000
Box: 4 Cassette : ref85 Castro, Angela: Interview -4
circa 1995-2000
Box: 4 Cassette : ref77 Castro, Angela: Interview, with daughter Tania Frago -5

Historical/Biographical Note

Tania Frago Castro is the daughter of Angela Castro and a biotechnology specialist and an official in the Cuban Ministry of Health.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 4 Cassette : ref91 Castro, Angela: Interview, with daughter Tania Frago
circa 1995-2000
Box: 89 Cassette : ref246 (Videos) Castro, Fidel: Interview on the Ed Sullivan Show

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:11:49.

Scope and Content Note

Ed Sullivan traveled to Cuba to interview Fidel Castro immediately after his victory in the revolution. Sullivan compares Castro to George Washington and calls him a "gallant young leader."

1959 November 1
Box: 77 Dvd : ref246 (Access dvd)
Box: 84 Dvd : ref855 (Access dvd) Clark, Ramsey: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:10:49.

1996 August 8
Box: 68 Cassette : ref855 (Videos)
Box: 84 Dvd : ref854 (Access dvd) Clark, Ramsey: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:27:24.

1996 August 9
Box: 68 Cassette : ref854 (Videos)
Box: 72 Folder : 15 Clark, Ramsey: Photograph
undated
Box: 84 Dvd : ref868 (Access dvd) Davis, Angela: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:31:21.

Scope and Content Note

Angela Davis talks about her experiences in Cuba and her feelings about Fidel Castro. She discusses Cuban Americans and her opposition to the US embargo.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 68 Cassette : ref868 (Videos)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref24 Davis, Angela: Stills w/ Fidel
circa 1995-2000
Box: 6 Cassette : ref146 Depardieu, Gerard: Interview (1)
circa 1995-2000
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Cassette : ref100 (Videos) Espin, Vilma: Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:30:10.

Historical/Biographical Note

Vilma Lucila Espin Guillois (1930-2007) was a Cuban revolutionary, feminist, and chemical engineer. She married Raul Castro in 1959, and later became President of the Federation of Cuban Women and a member of the Council of State of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party. She was the most politically powerful woman in Cuba and for many years considered the country's unofficial first lady.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 76 Dvd : ref100 (Access dvd)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Cassette : ref102 (Videos) Espin, Vilma: Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Recording is divided into 2 access DVDs. Runtimes: Part 1 - 00:25:24; Part 2 - 00:03:26.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 76 Dvd : ref102 (Access dvd)
Box: 76 Dvd : ref107 (Access dvd) Espin, Vilma: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:29:09.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 5 Cassette : ref107 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 76 Dvd : ref117 (Access dvd) Espin, Vilma: Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Recording is divided into 2 access DVDs. Runtimes: Part 1 - 00:22:06; Part 2 - 00:08:55.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 5 Cassette : ref117 (Videos)
Box: 84 Dvd : ref874 (Access dvd) Esquivel, Chino: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:30:03.

Historical/Biographical Note

Alfredo "El Chino" Esquivel Rodon (1926-2005) was a friend of Castro's at the University of Havana. He left Cuba for the US in 1964 but returned in 1992.

1996 September 19
Box: 69 Cassette : ref874 (Videos)
Box: 84 Dvd : ref875 (Access dvd) Esquivel, Chino: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:31:15.

1996 September 19
Box: 69 Cassette : ref875 (Videos)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref27 Esquivel, Chino: Interview
1996 September 19
Box: 2 Cassette : ref28 Esquivel, Chino "Chino's Photos"
1996 September 25
Box: 85 Dvd : ref889 (Access dvd) Fernandez, Conchita: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:30:42.

Historical/Biographical Note

Conchita Fernandez (1913-1998) was Fidel Castro's personal/executive secretary.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 69 Cassette : ref889 (Videos)
Box: 85 Dvd : ref890 (Access dvd) Fernandez, Conchita: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:23:51.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 69 Cassette : ref890 (Videos)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref43 Fernandez, Conchita: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 85 Dvd : ref897 (Access dvd) Fernandez, Jose Ramon: Interview -1

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:29:13.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 69 Cassette : ref897 (Videos)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref898 (Videos) Fernandez, Jose Ramon: Interview -3

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:05:51.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 84 Dvd : ref898 (Access dvd)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref39 Fernandez, Jose Ramon: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 70 Cassette : ref906 (Videos) Fidelia, Ana: Footage and a few comments

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:13:48.

1996 June 22
Box: 85 Dvd : ref906 (Access dvd)
Box: 4 Cassette : ref88 Fidelia, Ana: Interview "(2)"
1996 June 22
Box: 46 Cassette : ref999 "Fidelia, Ana Cassette #31"
circa 1995-2000
Box: 84 Dvd : ref869 (Access dvd) Frady, Marshall: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:30:37.

Scope and Content Note

In this interview Estela Bravo asks Marshall Frady about people's criticism of Fidel Castro for human rights abuses in Cuba. Frady argues that many of the negative reactions against Castro were formed during the Cold War, and that much of the antipathy directed at Castro formed as a result of decades of poor diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States. The bulk of the interview focuses on popular perceptions of Fidel Castro, in which Frady describes him as a figure that inspired passionate reactions, both positive and negative. The interview is in English.


1996 September 9
Box: 68 Cassette : ref869 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Cassette : ref29 (Videos) Frady, Marshall: Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:19:28.


1996 September 9
Box: 75 Dvd : ref29 (Access dvd)
Box: 75 Dvd : ref31 (Access dvd) Frady, Marshall: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:29:02.


1996
Box: 2 Cassette : ref31 (Videos)
Box: 70 Cassette : ref917 (Videos) Fuste, Tomas Garcia: Interview -1

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:30:12.

Historical/Biographical Note

Tomas Garcia Fuste is an anti-Castro radio and television talk show host. He was part of the first wave of voluntary exiles from Cuba after the revolution, arriving in Miami in 1960.

Scope and Content Note

The initial six minutes consists of background footage of the WQBA-La Cubanisima radio building, where the interview was conducted.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 85 Dvd : ref917 (Access dvd)
Box: 46 Cassette : ref1000 Fuste, Tomas Garcia: Interview -2
circa 1995-2000
Box: 85 Dvd : ref888 (Access dvd) Gades, Antonio: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:21:44.

1996 August 7
Box: 69 Cassette : ref888 (Videos)
Box: 10 Cassette : ref213 Garcia, Juanita Vera: Interview

Historical/Biographical Note

Juanita Vera Garcia was Fidel Castro's official translator. She has also worked as the official translator for Raul Castro.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 10 Cassette : ref219 Garcia, Juanita Vera: Interview "2 Tape B"
circa 1995-2000
Box: 84 Box : ref876 (Access dvd) Gonzalez, Elian (and his lawyer)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:31:50.

2000
Box: 69 Cassette : ref876 (Videos)
Box: 10 Cassette : ref231 "Gonzales, Elian (1)" [Interview]
circa 2000
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1034 González, Elián CNN footage
circa 2000
Box: 10 Cassette : ref226 González, Elián- "extracts from VHS"
circa 2000
Box: 10 Cassette : ref221 González, Elián "Comp Reel"
circa 2000
Box: 83 Dvd : ref844 (Access dvd) González (Quintana), Juan Miguel: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:31:35.

Historical/Biographical Note

Juan Miguel González Quintana is the father of Elián González.

2000 November
Box: 68 Cassette : ref844 (Videos)
Box: 68 Cassette : ref845 (Videos) González (Quintana), Juan Miguel: Interview, continuation

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:22:40.

2000 November
Box: 83 Dvd : ref845 (Access dvd)
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1053 González (Quintana), Juan Miguel: Interview 1
2000
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1055 González (Quintana), Juan Miguel: Interview 2
2000
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1054 González (Quintana), Juan Miguel: Interview 3

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:12:42.

2000
Box: 10 Cassette : ref212 González (Quintana), Juan Miguel: Interview
2000
Box: 4 Cassette : ref80 González "Corrales, Manuel" [friend of Fidel Castro, 1916-2014]
circa 1995-2000
Box: 46 Cassette : ref996 "González, Manuel Corrales Cassette #47"
circa 1995-2000
Box: 70 Cassette : ref907 (Videos) Guevara, Alfredo: Interview -1

Historical/Biographical Note

Alfredo Guevara Valdes (1925-2013) was a lifelong friend of Fidel Castro. They were students at the University of Havana, where Guevara was a member of the Communist Youth organization. After the Cuban revolution, Guevara became vice minister of Culture and established the Cuban Institute for Arts and Cinematography (I.C.A.I.C.), which sponsored Cuba's state-funded cinema. After leaving the ICAIC 1982, he spent nine years as Cuban ambassador to the United Nations educational, scientific and cultural organization (UNESCO).

1996 May 27
Box: 85 Dvd : ref907 (Access dvd)
Box: 86 Dvd : ref997 (Access dvd) Guevara, Alfredo: Interview -2

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:26:22.


1996 May 27
Box: 46 Cassette : ref997 (Videos)
Box: 63 Cassette : ref1064 Guevara, Aleida: Interview (1st part)

Historical/Biographical Note

Aleida Guevara March (1960- ) is the eldest daughter of four children born to Ernesto "Che" Guevara and his second wife, Aleida March. A medical doctor, Guevara is based at the William Soler Children's Hospital in Havana and has also worked as a physician in Angola, Ecuador, and Nicaragua.

1996
Box: 46 Cassette : ref1041 Guevara, Aleida: Interview (2nd Part)
1996
Box: 3 Cassette : ref1396 Guevara, Aleida: Interview (1)
1998 June 21
Box: 3 Cassette : ref71 Guevara, Aleida: Interview (2)
1998 June 21
Box: 3 Cassette : ref64 Guevara, Aleida: Interview (3)
1998 June 21
Box: 3 Cassette : ref67 Guevara, Aleida: Interview (4)
1998 June 21
Box: 68 Cassette : ref873 (Videos) Haines, Randa: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:16:50.

Historical/Biographical Note

Randa Haines (1945- ) is a film and television director and producer, most famous for directing the film Children of a Lesser God.

1996 November 9
Box: 84 Dvd : ref873 (Access dvd)
Box: 76 Dvd : ref51 (Access dvd) Heath, Edward: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:24:23.


1996 March 15
Box: 3 Cassette : ref51 (Videos)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref905 (Videos) Hernández, Melba: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:31:41.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 85 Dvd : ref905 (Access dvd)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Cassette : ref73 (Videos) Hernández, Melba: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:30:01.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 76 Dvd : ref73 (Access dvd)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 76 Dvd : ref81 (Access dvd) Hernández, Melba: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:26:55.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 4 Cassette : ref81 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 76 Dvd : ref83 (Access dvd) Hernández, Melba: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Recording is divided into 2 access DVDs. Runtimes: Part 1 - 00:16:31; Part 2 - 00:12:54.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 4 Cassette : ref83 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 76 Dvd : ref89 (Access dvd) Hernández, Melba: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Recording is divided into 4 access DVDs. Runtimes: Part 1 - 00:15:11; Part 2 - 00:01:50; Part 3 - 00:00:43; Part 4 - 00:11:41.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 4 Cassette : ref89 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 76 Dvd : ref97 (Access dvd) Hernández, Melba: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:29:26.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 4 Cassette : ref97 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 76 Dvd : ref113 (Access dvd) Hernández, Melba: Interview with Ana Fidelia

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Recording is divided into 4 access DVDs. Runtimes: Part 1 - 00:05:26; Part 2 - 00:02:35; Part 3 - 00:01:20, Part 4 - 00:01:20.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 5 Cassette : ref113 (Videos)
Box: 72 Folder : 6 Interview List
undated
Box: 72 Folder : 7-12 Interview Transcripts
1996
Box: 2 Cassette : ref33 Jackson, Jesse: Interview
1996 September 17
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 85 Dvd : ref891 (Access dvd) Jiménez, Antonio Núñez: Interview Recording (with stills)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:21:52.


1996
Box: 69 Cassette : ref891 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 76 Dvd : ref50 (Access dvd) Jiménez, Antonio Núñez: Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:30:43.


1996
Box: 3 Cassette : ref50 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Cassette : ref108 (Videos) Jiménez, Antonio Núñez: Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Recording is divided into 3 access DVDs. Runtimes: Part 1 - 00:08:50; Part 2 - 00:18:34; Part 3 - 00:03:45.


1996
Box: 76 Dvd : ref108 (Access dvd)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 76 Dvd : ref109 (Access dvd) Jiménez, Antonio Núñez: Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Recording is divided into 3 access DVDs. Runtimes: Part 1 - 00:22:23; Part 2 - 00:01:32; Part 3 - 00:04:09.


1996
Box: 5 Cassette : ref109 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 85 Dvd : ref908 (Access dvd) Jiménez, Antonio Núñez: Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:06:09.


1996 May 29
Box: 70 Cassette : ref908 (Videos)
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1045 Landau, Saul: Interview -1
circa 1995-2000
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1046 Landau, Saul: Interview -2
circa 1995-2000
Box: 5 Cassette : ref110 Leal, Eusebio: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 5 Cassette : ref111 Leal, Eusebio: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 69 Cassette : ref882 (Videos) Lesnik, Max: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:27:02.

1996 October 2
Box: 84 Dvd : ref882 (Access dvd)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref55 Lesnik, Max: Interview
1996 October 2
Box: 3 Cassette : ref63 Lesnik, Max: Interview
1996 October 2
Box: 2 Cassette : ref32 (Videos) Levinson, Sandra: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:30:00.

circa 1996-2000
Box: 75 Dvd : ref32 (Access dvd)
Box: 75 Dvd : ref30 (Access dvd) Levinson, Sandra: Interview (continued)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:26:33.

circa 1996-2000
Box: 2 Cassette : ref30 (Videos)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref51 Linares, Omar: Interview
circa 1996-2000
Box: 46 Cassette : ref990 Llorente, Armando: Interview -1
circa 1996-2000
Box: 63 Cassette : ref1063 Llorente, Armando: Interview -2
circa 1996-2000
Box: 3 Cassette : ref57 Llorente, Armando: Interview (also Ed Murrow)
circa 1995-2000
Box: 3 Cassette : ref58 Llorente, Armando: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 3 Cassette : ref62 Llorente, Armando: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 84 Dvd : ref863 (Access dvd) Lockwood, Lee: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:27:23.

Scope and Content Note

During this interview, Lee Lockwood shows many of his Cuban photographs.

1996 August 21
Box: 68 Cassette : ref863 (Videos)
Box: 45 Cassette : ref984 Lockwood, Lee: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:00:00.

1996 August 22
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1058 Lockwood, Lee: Interview 2nd Part
1996 August 21
Box: 2 Cassette : ref21 "Lockwood, Lee"
1996 August 21
Box: 77 Dvd : ref149 (Access dvd) Mandela, Nelson, with Jorge Risquet and Juan Almeida

Scope and Content Note

Juan Almeida and Jorge Risquet meet with Nelson Mandela, exchanging words of greetings and thanks.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 6 Cassette : ref149 (Videos)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref901 (Videos) Márquez, Gabriel García: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:29:01.

1996 July 12
Box: 85 Dvd : ref901 (Access dvd)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref902 (Videos) Márquez, Gabriel García: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:21:36.

1996 July 12
Box: 85 Dvd : ref902 (Access dvd)
Box: 75 Dvd : ref22 (Access dvd) McGovern, George: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:12:23.


1996 August 31
Box: 2 Cassette : ref22 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 84 Dvd : ref865 (Access dvd) McGovern, George: Interview and Wayne Smith Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:28:25.

Scope and Content Note

The footage begins with a 14-minute interview with Wayne Smith followed by almost four minutes of still photos, first of Fidel Castro and Smith, then followed by what appear to be photos in George McGovern's office, including photos of McGovern with Bill Clinton and with Castro. At around 18 minutes, the interview with McGovern begins.

George McGovern speaks in the interview about his first speech in the Senate (1963) on the subject of US-Cuba relations and his continued support for normalization. He talks about his initial meeting with Fidel in 1975, which lasted fourteen hours over the course two days. He later discusses the powerful influence the Miami Cuban community holds in respect to American foreign policy toward Cuba.


1996 August 30
Box: 68 Cassette : ref865 (Videos)
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1061 Menchu, Rigoberta: Interview
1996 October 8
Box: 11 Cassette : ref255 Menchu, Rigoberta: Interview
1996
Box: 3 Cassette : ref60 Menoyo, Eloy Gutierrez: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 3 Cassette : ref61 Menoyo, Eloy Gutierrez: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 5 Cassette : ref105 Mina, Gianni: Interview (1)
circa 1995-2000
Box: 5 Cassette : ref118 Mina, Gianni: Interview (2)
circa 1995-2000
Box: 5 Cassette : ref120 Mina, Gianni: Interview (3)
circa 1995-2000
Box: 70 Cassette : ref919 (Videos) Mitterrand, Danielle: Interview
1996 March 12
Box: 85 Dvd : ref919 (Access dvd)
Box: 70 Cassette : ref920 (Videos) Mitterrand, Danielle: Interview
1996 March 12
Box: 85 Dvd : ref920 (Access dvd)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref25 Moakley, Joseph: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD runtime:

1996 August 21
Box: 75 Dvd : ref34 (Access dvd) Moakley, Joseph: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:23:28.


1996 August 23
Box: 2 Cassette : ref34 (Videos)
Box: 4 Cassette : ref82 Montane, Jesus: Interview

Historical/Biographical Note

Jesus Montane Oropesa (1923-1999) was a Cuban revolutionary who participated in the Moncada assault on July 26, 1953, and remained a close friend and confidant of Fidel Castro.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 4 Cassette : ref84 Montane. Jesus: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 4 Cassette : ref87 Montane. Jesus: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 69 Cassette : ref881 (Videos) Montiel, Magda: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:30:18.

Historical/Biographical Note

Magda Montiel Davis (1953- ) is a Cuban American immigration lawyer who has pushed to improve relations between the United States and Cuba.

1996 October 2
Box: 84 Dvd : ref881 (Access dvd)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref65 Monteil, Magda: Interview
1996
Box: 5 Cassette : ref98 Ordonez, Cosme: Interview

Historical/Biographical Note

Cosme Carceller Ordonez (1927 - ) is a Cuban doctor, specializing in Epidemiology, Emeritus Professor of the University of Medical Sciences in Havana, and director of a major clinic in Havana. He was captain of his high school basketball team, which also included Fidel Castro.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 5 Cassette : ref112 Ordonez, Cosme: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 5 Cassette : ref121 Ordonez, Cosme: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 46 Cassette : ref989 Ortega, Luis: Interview

Historical/Biographical Note

Luis Ortega is a Cuban writer living in Miami.

1996 October 2
Box: 3 Cassette : ref56 Ortega, Luis: Interview
1996 October 2
Box: 3 Cassette : ref66 Ortega, Luis: Interview
1996 October 2
Box: 10 Cassette : ref227 Ortega, Luis: Interview
1996 October 2
Box: 10 Cassette : ref234 Ortega, Luis and Max Lesnick: Interviews
2000 July
Box: 77 Dvd : ref214 (Access dvd) Pastor, Bob: Interview at the Carter Center

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Recording is divided into 2 access DVDs. Runtimes: Part 1 - 00:16:56; Part 2 - 00:01:40.

Historical/Biographical Note

Robert Alan Pastor (1947-2014) was a member of the National Security Council Staff during the Carter administration. Responsible for US policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean, Pastor participated in the Carter administration’s efforts to improve relations with Cuba.


1992 November 30
Box: 10 Cassette : ref214 (Videos)
Box: 84 Dvd : ref870 (Access dvd) Pollack, Sydney: Interview

Scope and Content Note

Sydney Pollack begins by talking about his first visit to Cuba to direct a film about Ernest Hemingway. He discusses meeting with Fidel Castro, and his ongoing feelings about Cuba, where he visits often. Much of the interview focuses on the public perception of Fidel Castro and US relations with Cuba. Pollack also shares several anecdotes about Castro's interactions with Mary Hemingway.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:28:54.


1996 November 9
Box: 68 Cassette : ref870 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 84 Dvd : ref871 (Access dvd) Pollack, Sydney: Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:01:52.


1996
Box: 68 Cassette : ref871 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 68 Cassette : ref872 (Videos) Pollack, Sydney: Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:16:46.

Scope and Content Note

Sydney Pollack begins by talking about the many failed attempts to assassinate Fidel Castro. He later describes his efforts to make a film in Cuba, and discusses difficulties imposed by US regulations. He mentions the Helms-Burton Act, and speculates about Bill Clinton’s views about Castro. Toward the end, Pollack attempts to provide a succinct description of Castro.


1996
Box: 84 Dvd : ref872 (Access dvd)
Box: 72 Folder : 22 Press Releases and Coverage
2001-2002
Box: 85 Dvd : ref892 (Access dvd) Prieto, Abel: Interview and Baudilio Castellanos Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:31:01.

Historical/Biographical Note

Abel Prieto Jimenez (1950 - ) is a Cuban educator, writer and politician. He was Minister of Culture from 1997 until 2012, when he was appointed as an advisor to Raul Castro.

Baudilio Castellanos Garcia ( -2002) was a lawyer and childhood friend of Fidel Castro. Castellanos attended law school with Castro, and later was one of the defense attorneys at the Moncada trial. He directed Cuba's National Institute of Tourism and served as Cuban Ambassador to France.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 69 Cassette : ref892 (Videos)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref44 Prieto, Abel: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 3 Cassette : ref46 Prieto, Abel: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 86 Dvd : ref986 (Access dvd) Rabinowitz, Victor: Interview

Historical/Biographical Note

Victor Rabinowitz (1911-2007) was a prominent American lawyer who was asked by the Cuban government in 1960 to represent Cuba in legal cases in the United States. In 1964, he won the Sabbatino case in the United States Supreme Court, which upheld Cuba’s sovereign right to nationalize American companies in Cuba.


1996 September 24
Box: 46 Cassette : ref986 (Videos)
Box: 86 Dvd : ref987 (Access dvd) Rabinowitz, Victor: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:30:39.


1996 September 24
Box: 46 Cassette : ref987 (Videos)
Box: 84 Dvd : ref858 (Access dvd) Rangel, Charles: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:15:35.

Historical/Biographical Note

Charles Bernard "Charlie" Rangel (1930- ) is the US Representative for New York's 13th congressional district. He has supported easing the US embargo on Cuba and has expressed concerns about the activities of certain elements of the Cuban exile community in Miami.

1996 August 19
Box: 68 Cassette : ref858 (Videos)
Box: 84 Dvd : ref860 (Access dvd) Rangel, Charles: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:31:44.

1996 August 19
Box: 68 Cassette : ref860 (Videos)
Box: 84 Dvd : ref861 (Access dvd) Rangel, Charles: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:17:03.

1996 August 20
Box: 68 Cassette : ref861 (Videos)
Box: 63 Cassette : ref1066 Rangel, Charles: Interview
1996
Box: 72 Folder : 16 Rangel, Charles: Interview Transcript
1996
Box: 6 Cassette : 123 Rangel, Charles - "Martin Luther King Center"
circa 1995-2000
Box: 84 Dvd : ref879 (Access dvd) Rasgo, Jose Ignacio: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:30:05.

Historical/Biographical Note

Jose Ignacio Rasgo (1925-2013) was a Cuban politician, journalist and exile leader, who in 1959 founded the Christian Democratic Party in Cuba. After the overthrow of Fulgencio Batista, he went into exile in the United States.

1996 October 1
Box: 69 Cassette : ref879 (Videos)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref880 (Videos) Rasgo, Jose Ignacio: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:29:56.

1996
Box: 84 Dvd : ref880 (Access dvd)
Box: 70 Cassette : ref921 (Videos) Richard, Pierre : Interview
1996 March 12
Box: 85 Dvd : ref921 (Access dvd)
Box: 4 Cassette : ref92 (Videos) Risquet, Jorge: Interview

Historical/Biographical Note

Jorge Risquet Valdes (1930 - 2015) joined Fidel Castro's guerrillas in the Sierra Maestra in mid-1958 and, since the revolution, has held senior positions in the Cuban army and the Communist Party. One of Castro's most trusted officials, Risquet was Cuba's chief diplomat in Africa from the 1970s to the 1990s.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 76 Dvd : ref92 (Access dvd)
Box: 76 Dvd : ref93 (Access dvd) Risquet, Jorge: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 4 Cassette : ref93 (Videos)
Box: 5 Cassette : ref114 (Videos) Risquet, Jorge: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 76 Dvd : ref114 (Access dvd)
Box: 5 Cassette : ref115 (Videos) Risquet, Jorge: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 76 Dvd : ref115 (Access dvd)
Box: 76 Dvd : ref122 (Access dvd) Risquet, Jorge: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 6 Cassette : ref122 (Videos)
Box: 85 Dvd : ref916 (Access dvd) Risquet, Jorge: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:20:19.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 70 Cassette : ref916 (Videos)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref899 (Videos) Rojas, Marta: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:30:35.

Historical/Biographical Note

Marta Rojas (1928- ) is a Cuban journalist and author who witnessed and reported on the Moncada trial. She has worked for Granma and was a war correspondent in Vietnam.

1998 August 23
Box: 85 Dvd : ref899 (Access dvd)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref900 (Videos) Rojas, Marta: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:18:24.

Scope and Content Note

In this continuation of the Marta Rojas interview, there is a series of stills, many from Castro's youth and some that relate to Moncada.

1998 August 23
Box: 85 Dvd : ref900 (Access dvd)
Box: 75 Dvd : ref42 (Access dvd) Rojas, Marta: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:28:03.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 3 Cassette : ref42 (Videos)
Box: 84 Dvd : ref862 (Access dvd) Rosenberg, Alex: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:28:19.

Historical/Biographical Note

Alex J. Rosenberg is a fine arts appraiser who works to bring Cuban art and culture to the United States.

1996 August 20
Box: 68 Cassette : ref862 (Videos)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref23 Scheinbaum, Stanley: Interview

Historical/Biographical Note

Stanley Scheinbaum (1920- ) is an American peace and human rights activist.

1996
Box: 2 Cassette : ref38 Scheinbaum, Stanley: Interview
1996 September 6
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 75 Dvd : ref20 (Access dvd) Schlesinger, Arthur: Interview (1) Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:28:57.

Scope and Content Note

Estela Bravo speaks with Arthur Schlesinger about such topics as the Bay of Pigs invasion, the US embargo of Cuba, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the possibility of normalizing relations between Cuba and the United States.


1996 July 29
Box: 2 Cassette : ref20 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 84 Dvd : ref852 (Access dvd) Schlesinger, Arthur: Interview (2) Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:17:10.

Scope and Content Note

Schlesinger continues to discuss the US embargo on Cuba. He speaks about an incident involving Mayor Rudy Giuliani during Castro's visit to New York and toward the end discusses Castro’s legacy.


1996 July 29
Box: 68 Cassette : ref852 (Videos)
Box: 68 Cassette : ref847 (Videos) Segundo, Compay: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:31:50.

Historical/Biographical Note

Maximo Francisco Repilado Munoz, known as Compay Segundo, (1907 – 2003) was a Cuban trova guitarist, singer and composer. He first became well known in the 1950s as the second voice and third player in Los Compadres. He was later introduced to much of the world on Ry Cooder's Buena Vista Social Club album.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 83 Dvd : ref847 (Access dvd)
Box: 68 Cassette : ref849 (Videos) Segundo, Compay: footage (also includes Fidel Castro)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:21:15.

Scope and Content Note

Footage begins with Compay Segundo, followed by various other clips including Fidel Castro speaking to a group of young people.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 83 Dvd : ref849 (Access dvd)
Box: 68 Cassette : ref851 (Videos) Segundo, Compay and Paula Pina

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:30:00.

Scope and Content Note

Footage includes an event that appears to be a celebration of Compay Segundo's birthday.

2000 November 18
Box: 83 Dvd : ref851 (Access dvd)
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1044 Shanken, Marvin: Interview

Historical/Biographical Note

Marvin Shanken - publisher of Cigar Afficianado

Nov 19, 1996
Box: 72 Folder : 17 Sisulu, Walter and Kalema Moutante: Interview Transcript

Historical/Biographical Note

Walter Max Ulyate Sisulu (1912 – 2003) was a South African anti-apartheid activist and member of the African National Congress (ANC), serving at times as its Secretary-General and its Deputy President.

1998 September
Box: 68 Cassette : ref864 (Videos) Smith, Wayne: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:29:49.

Historical/Biographical Note

Wayne S. Smith (1932- ) is an academic, author and former United States diplomat. Smith served as Chief of the United States Interest Section in Cuba from 1979 to 1982.

1996 August 29
Box: 84 Dvd : ref864 (Access dvd)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref35 Smith, Wayne: Interview
1996 August 30
Box: 10 Cassette : ref220 Smith, Wayne: Interview "Hotel Ambos Mundo"
1996
Box: 4 Cassette : ref94 Soto, Lionel: Interview

Historical/Biographical Note

Lionel Soto Prieto (1927-2008) was a Cuban revolutionary, historian, diplomat and professor. He was imprisoned during the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. Released in 1959, he held positions within the Communist Party of Cuba and the Cuban government, including representing Cuba as ambassador to the Soviet Union and Great Britain.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 4 Cassette : ref95 Soto, Lionel: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 4 Cassette : ref96 Soto, Lionel: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 5 Cassette : ref104 Thompson, Dudley Joseph: Interview

Historical/Biographical Note

Dudley Joseph Thompson (1917-2012) was a Jamaican Pan-Africanist lawyer, politician and diplomat. He served in the Jamaican House, the Senate and as a Cabinet Minister under Prime Minister Michael Manley.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 5 Cassette : ref119 Thompson, Dudley Joseph: Interview
Box: 72 Folder : 18 Thompson, Dudley: Interview Transcript
undated
Box: 76 Dvd : ref132 (Access dvd) Turner, Ted: Interview

Scope and Content Note

This tape contains a 30-minute interview between Estela Bravo and Ted Turner in Atlanta. The initial 14 minutes involve Bravo showing Turner old footage to refresh his memory of his past visits to Cuba. The remainder of the interview involves Turner responding to questions and talking about Fidel Castro, and his views on normalizing relations with Cuba.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:30:00.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 6 Cassette : ref132 (Videos)
Box: 6 Cassette : ref135 (Videos) Turner, Ted: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:30:00.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 76 Dvd : ref135 (Access dvd)
Box: 72 Folder : 19 Turner, Ted: Interview Transcript
1998 September
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1019 Turner, Ted: Havana Visit Footage
1990
Box: 68 Cassette : ref867 (Videos) Treuhaft, Ben: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:20:40.

Historical/Biographical Note

Ben Treuhaft is a musician, activist who organized efforts to send pianos to Cuba.

1996
Box: 84 Dvd : ref867 (Access dvd)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref37 Treuhaft, Ben: Interview
1996 September 4
Box: 84 Dvd : ref877 (Access dvd) Varela, Angel Fernandez: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:06:54.

Historical/Biographical Note

Angel Fernandez Varela a teacher of Fidel Castro's who taught at the Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in Havana. An opponent of the Castro government, he was recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). According to his son, Alvaro Fernandez, Valrela had been one of the CIA agents who secretly introduced among the Cuban population a false decree stating that they would lose parental authority, leading to Operation Peter Pan in the 1960s.

1996 October 1
Box: 69 Cassette : ref877 (Videos)
Box: 84 Dvd : ref878 (Access dvd) Varela, Angel Fernandez: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:27:15.

1996
Box: 69 Cassette : ref878 (Videos)
Box: 46 Cassette : ref988 Varela, Angel Fernandez ("incomplete cassette")
1996
Box: 68 Cassette : ref866 (Videos) Walker, Alice: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:16:34.

1996 September 3
Box: 84 Dvd : ref866 (Access dvd)
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1040 Walker, Alice: Interview (2nd Part)
1996 September 3
Box: 10 Cassette : ref208 Walker, Alice: Interview
1996 September 3
Box: 2 Cassette : ref36 Walker, Alice: Interview
circa 1996
Box: 2 Cassette : ref26 Walker, Alice: Interview
circa 1996
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 75 Dvd : ref12 (Access dvd) Walker, Lucius: Interview Recording

Historical/Biographical Note

The Rev. Lucius Walker, Jr. (1930-2010), a Baptist minister, founded Pastors for Peace. At the invitation of Fidel Castro in 2000, Rev. Walker formed and headed the committee that allowed US students from underserved communities to study medicine at the Latin American School of Medicine in Havana.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Recording is divided into 3 access DVDs. Runtimes: Part 1 - 00:04:50; Part 2 - 00:01:27; Part 3 - 00:03:46.


1996 August 1
Box: 2 Cassette : ref12 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Cassette : ref16 (Videos) Walker, Lucius: Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:29:35.


1996 August 1
Box: 75 Dvd : ref16 (Access dvd)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 75 Dvd : ref17 (Access dvd) Walker, Lucius: Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:29:17.


1996 August 1
Box: 2 Cassette : ref17 (Videos)
Box: 6 Cassette : ref136 Walker, Lucius - Footage including "speeches, Caravan Por la Paz, Alpha 66"
1993 July 16
Box: 6 Cassette : ref139 Walker, Lucius "Caravan"
1993 July 16
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1020 Biran Scenes

Historical/Biographical Note

Biran is a Cuban village where Fidel and Raúl Castro were born.

undated
Box: 3 Cassette : ref46 Bosch/Aruca "Radio Progresso ECITVFAR"
undated
Box: Electronic Records Folder : TW_TAM_616_ER_5 Brooklyn Academy of Music: Bravo and Steven Spielberg

Brooklyn Academy of Music: Bravo and Steven Spielberg   TW_TAM_616_ER_5

2002
Box: Electronic Records Folder : TW_TAM_616_ER_6 Brooklyn Academy of Music: Fidel Documentary Question and Answer

Brooklyn Academy of Music: Fidel Documentary Question and Answer   TW_TAM_616_ER_6

2002
Box: Electronic Records Folder : TW_TAM_616_ER_7 Brooklyn Academy of Music: New York

Brooklyn Academy of Music: New York   TW_TAM_616_ER_7

2002
Box: 71 Cassette : ref934 (Videos) Castro, Fidel: Speaking, while having his portrait painted by Oswaldo Guayasamín

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:34:00.

Scope and Content Note

In this footage, Fidel Castro is sitting for a portrait on his 70th birthday. This lengthy footage consists primarily of Castro speaking about a variety of subjects. It also features footage of news photographers, including Estela Bravo, to whom he appears to be speaking. He talks about his recent trip to the United States, describes an event where Yasser Arafat was asked to leave Lincoln Center, and talks about how he would have reacted if he been asked to leave. As the footage progresses, it is possible to see the progress of the portrait.

1998 July
Box: 85 Dvd : ref934 (Access dvd)
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1070 Castro, Fidel: Speaking (refers to Elian González and Vietnam)

Scope and Content Note

In this video Fidel Castro compares the case of Elian González to the Vietnam War. In his speech he argues that Americans eventually supported González's return to Cuba once they were presented with the correct information about his case.

2001 January 25
Box: 10 Cassette : ref230 CBS News Archives Person to Person with Ed Murrow - "Fidel Castro"
1959 February 6
Box: 72 Folder : 1-2 Contact Lists
2001
Box: 72 Folder : 3-4 Correspondence
2002
Box: 72 Folder : 16 Flyers
circa 2001
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1042 Footage of Demonstrations Against Fidel Castro at United Nations
1995 October 22
Box: 85 Dvd : ref923 (Access dvd) Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: Cape Town 1, Fidel addresses Parliament

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:31:25.

1998 September 4
Box: 70 Cassette : ref923 (Videos)
Box: 85 Dvd : ref924 (Access dvd) Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: Cape Town 3, Fidel speaking at Parliament

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:31:44.

1998 September 4
Box: 70 Cassette : ref924 (Videos)
Box: 7 Cassette : ref151 Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: "Cape Town Interview - Parliament"
1998 September 4
Box: 7 Cassette : ref150 Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: Cape Town Speech in Parliament
1998 September 4
Box: 85 Dvd : ref925 (Access dvd) Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: Cape Town 12, various (including Parliament)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:29:42.

1998 September 4
Box: 69 Cassette : ref925 (Videos)
Box: 85 Dvd : ref926 (Access dvd) Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: Cape Town 13, Fidel Speech

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:30:00.

1998 September 4
Box: 69 Cassette : ref926 (Videos)
Box: 77 Dvd : ref152 (Access dvd) Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: Durban, Fidel Mandela greeting

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:02:32.

Scope and Content Note

This brief clips shows a greeting in Durban between Nelson Mandela and Fidel Castro. There are two versions, one with music and one without.

1998
Box: 7 Cassette : ref152 (Videos)
Box: 85 Dvd : ref922 (Access dvd) Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: Durban

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:22:07.

1998
Box: 70 Cassette : ref922 (Videos)
Box: 6 Cassette : ref128 Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: Durban (2)
1998 September 2
Box: 6 Cassette : ref129 Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: Durban (3)
1998 September 2
Box: 6 Cassette : ref133 Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: Durban (4) Interviews/Economic Crisis CNN Copy
1998 September 2
Box: 6 Cassette : ref134 Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: Durban (5) "Copy El Papa"
1998 September 2
Box: 7 Cassette : ref148 Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: "Pretoria (1) Soweto"
1998
Box: 85 Dvd : ref927 (Access dvd) Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: Fidel at Robben Island and Entering Soweto

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:30:55.

Scope and Content Note

At Robben Island Estela Bravo interviews South Africans about Fidel Castro. There are scenes of a speech welcoming Castro followed by him talking with people and answering questions. The tape also contains footage in Soweto of Castro's arrival, and shows him placing a wreath on the monument to the 1976 uprising. The sound cuts in and out in several sections.

1998
Box: 69 Cassette : ref927 (Videos)
Box: 77 Dvd : ref156 (Access dvd) Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: Soweto (3)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:29:00.

1998
Box: 7 Cassette : ref156 (Videos)
Box: 7 Cassette : ref155 Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: "Transfers of Omar Chile Order Hope Robben Island"
1998
Box: 46 Cassette : ref1013 Footage: Nelson Mandela and Fidel Castro
1998 July 7
Box: 68 Cassette : ref850 (Videos) Footage: Various, Including Fidel Castro with Compay Segundo and Others

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:39:21.

Scope and Content Note

Some of the footage shows Fidel Castro at a reception for a group of doctors, which took place on Castro's birthday. There is black and white historical footage and, at the end, a there is footage of Castro with Hugo Chávez during a trip to Venezuela.

undated
Box: 83 Dvd : ref850 (Access dvd)
Box: 8 Cassette : ref181 (Videos) Footage: At a Reception, includes Fidel, Raúl Castro and Gabriel García Márquez

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:06:00.

undated
Box: 77 Dvd : ref181 (Access dvd)
Box: 85 Dvd : ref912 (Access dvd) Grenada Footage

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:29:44.

1998 August 1
Box: 70 Cassette : ref912 (Videos)
Box: 85 Dvd : ref910 (Access dvd) Grenada Footage: Fidel "Casa les Ministro"

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:17:44.

1998
Box: 70 Cassette : ref910 (Videos)
Box: 5 Cassette : ref99 "Grenada Speech"
1998
Box: 6 Cassette : ref127 "Grenada Airport - Fidel"
1998
Box: 72 Folder : 5 Info Packet
2001
Box: 85 Dvd : ref911 (Access dvd) Jamaica Footage: Lt. Governor Visit

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:29:50.

circa 1998
Box: 70 Cassette : ref911 (Videos)
Box: 85 Dvd : ref909 (Access dvd) Jamaica Footage: West Indies University Chancellor
circa 1998
Box: 70 Cassette : ref909 (Videos)
Box: 46 Cassette : ref1005 "Jamaica, Kingston"
circa 1998
Box: 5 Cassette : ref101 "Mandela Park, Jamaica - Patterson speech"

Historical/Biographical Note

Percival Noel James Patterson (1935 - ) is a former Jamaican politician who served as the sixth Prime Minister of Jamaica from 1992 to 2006.

circa 1998
Box: 6 Cassette : ref126 "Mandela Park - Patterson"
circa 1998
Box: 5 Cassette : ref103 "Montego Bay"
circa 1998
Box: 5 Cassette : ref106 "Montego Bay - Fidel End of Speech - Mandela Park"
circa 1998
Box: 5 Cassette : ref116 "Plaza - Sam Sharpe - Montego Bay"
circa 1998
Box: 6 Cassette : ref144 "Good faces - Jamaican Speech - Fidel - Plaza Sam Sharpe"
circa 1998
Box: 6 Cassette : ref125 Grenada; Fidel Hotel Pegaso with Jamaican Governor
circa 1998
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1032 News footage - Pierre Trudeau, etc.
undated
Box: 72 Folder : 20-21 Parts of Interview Translated Into English
2001
Box: 85 Dvd : ref886 (Access dvd) "Pastors for Peace" Caravan Footage - Miami, Little Havana

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:21:20.

1993 July 15, 1993 July 17
Box: 69 Cassette : ref886 (Videos)
Box: 46 Cassette : ref1002 "Pastors for Peace" Caravan Footage in Miami
1993 July 16
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1003 "Pastors for Peace" Caravan Footage in Miami, includes Lucius Walker

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

This tape is potentially damaged or unviewable.

1993 July 17
Box: 3 Cassette : ref72 "Pastors for Peace" Caravan Footage in Miami
1993 July 16
Box: 2 Cassette : ref19 "Photos of Rangel, Mandela, Clinton, El Papa, and Hotel Teresa"
1996 August 10
Box: 4 Cassette : ref74 "Photos of Alicia Alonso, Ramon Castro, Fidel Castro, Leonel Soto, Samora Machel, and Others"
circa 1995-2000
Box: Electronic Records Folder : TW_TAM_616_ER_8 Presenting Fidel Documentary in Los Angeles

Presenting Fidel Documentary in Los Angeles   TW_TAM_616_ER_8

circa 2001
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1028 Riverside Church. Manhattan
2000 September 8
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1029 Riverside Church Speech - Fidel Castro
2000 September 8
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1052 Riverside Church - "Fidel in NY" #1
2000 September 8
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1056 "Riverside Church #4"
circa 1995-2000
Box: 10 Cassette : ref229 "Riverside Church #5"
circa 1995-2000
Box: 10 Cassette : ref237 Jesse Helms News Conference (1)
1995 February 9
Box: 10 Cassette : ref225 Jesse Helms News Conference (2)
1995 February 9
Box: 72 Folder : 23 Script
undated
Box: 85 Dvd : ref943 (Access dvd) Selection of Images "Yo Estuve Alli/ I Was There" (ICAIC)

Scope and Content Note

According to Estela Bravo, this footage is a black and white documentary about the history of Cuba. This footage is not originally from one of Bravo's documentaries, but she used clips from it for her film Fidel.

2000 August 29
Box: 70 Cassette : ref943 (Videos)
Box: 9 Cassette : ref197 State Council Footage: Scenes of Biran and other Fidel-related "Universidad Fidel de Casselle"
undated
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1023 State Council Footage: "Speeches Create Conscience"
undated
Box: 85 Dvd : ref928 (Access dvd) State Council Footage: Includes footage in Chile, Colombia, and with Mohammed Ali

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 01:04:49.

Scope and Content Note

Much of the footage was filmed in Chile and Colombia. It contains an assortment of clips including: Castro meeting Latin American presidents; Gabriel García Márquez and his wife Mercedes; Castro speaking about inequality and justice; footage of Robert McNamara, Castro, and Jorge Risquet joking with each other around 00:27:00; a speech by Castro; and a celebration of Castro's birthday on plane. At 00:38:00 there is footage of a meeting in preparation for Pope's visit to Cuba. In another clip, Castro shows a set of Russian dolls and boxing puppets of himself and Bill Clinton, and around 00:56:00 there is a clip of a visit by Mohammed Ali and the Cuban boxer, Teofilo Stevenson. The sound drops out in intermittently throughout the video.

undated
Box: 71 Cassette : ref928 (Videos)
Box: 85 Dvd : ref929 (Access dvd) State Council Footage: Diane Sawyer, Dan Rather, and Others

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 01:33:35.

1998 August 7
Box: 71 Cassette : ref929 (Videos)
Box: 71 Cassette : ref930 (Videos) State Council Footage: Fidel and Mandela

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 01:31:33.

Scope and Content Note

The footage shows Fidel at the Rome Food and Agriculture Organization press conference in 1966; during visit to South Africa; at a reception line in Cuba; and in an interview with Diane Sawyer.

1998 August 7
Box: 85 Dvd : ref930 (Access dvd)
Box: 70 Cassette : ref932 (Videos) State Council Footage: Pope -1 (airport arrival, speeches, greetings, Fidel kissing the Pope)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:31:51.

1998
Box: 85 Dvd : ref932 (Access dvd)
Box: 70 Cassette : ref933 (Videos) State Council Footage: Pope -2

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:30:33.

1998
Box: 85 Dvd : ref933 (Access dvd)
Box: 46 Cassette : ref1010 State Council Footage: Pope -3
1998
Box: 46 Cassette : ref1011 State Council Footage: Pope -4 (Dominican Cardinals)
1998
Box: 71 Cassette : ref935 (Videos) State Council Footage: ICAIC (The Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry) Newsreels

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:10:01.

Scope and Content Note

There are a series of black and white clips on this tape. It contains older footage of Fidel Castro.

undated
Box: 85 Dvd : ref935 (Access dvd)
Box: 71 Cassette : ref936 (Videos) State Council Footage: ICAIC Newsreels

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:20:36.

Scope and Content Note

This tape contains a variety of black and white ICAIC film clips, which are in Spanish. They show Fidel Castro in many different settings such as state visits (including to Indira Gandhi), speeches, among the Cuban people, playing chess, hugging African leaders, and at a school. Some of the clips are older and some are duplicated on other footage.

undated
Box: 85 Dvd : ref936 (Access dvd)
Box: 71 Cassette : ref937 (Videos) State Council Footage: ICAIC Newsreels

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:52:11.

Scope and Content Note

This video includes five newsreels from ICAIC. They consist of a state visit by Mikhail Gorbachev; a visit by Jesse Jackson including a commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr.; a brief piece of music and dancing; state visit by Socialist Spanish prime minister Felipe Marquez; and a commemoration of Cuban revolutionary fighter and intimate friend of Fidel Castro, Celia Sanchez.

circa 1980s
Box: 85 Dvd : ref937 (Access dvd)
Box: 71 Cassette : ref938 (Videos) State Council Footage: Archives ICRT

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 01:03:40.

Scope and Content Note

This tape contains over an hour of very old clips and footage. The first 8 minute segment is from Edward R. Murrow's Person to Person television show with Fidel Castro and his son Fidelito. The footage that follows includes grainy clips of Havana after Batista fled Cuba and several shots of tourists leaving the country. These clips are mostly black and white and in some places there is no sound. Most are in Spanish, but there is a small amount of narration in English. There are also shots of enthusiastic crowds as Castro and his entourage travel through the countryside and into Havana. Some footage appears to have been shot in Harlem during Fidel's visit to the United Nations.

1998 August 17
Box: 85 Dvd : ref938 (Access dvd)
Box: 9 Cassette : ref195 State Council Footage: Reception - Rockefeller Family - Havana (transfer)
undated
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1039 State Council Footage: Elián González in school
circa 2000
Box: 85 Dvd : ref940 (Access cd) State Council Footage: Farrakhan, [Louis], Pres Panama, [Juan] Almeida, Raul, Fidel, and others
undated
Box: 70 Cassette : ref940 (Videos)
Box: 85 Dvd : ref939 (Access dvd) State Council Footage: Fidel Castro Speech "Africans in America Committee 1 of 2"; "Abyssinian Baptist Church"

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 01:02:21.

1995 October 22
Box: 71 Cassette : ref939 (Videos)
Box: 71 Cassette : ref941 (Videos) State Council Footage: South Africa, Jamaica, Barbados, and Grenada

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 01:02:32.

undated
Box: 85 Dvd : ref941 (Access dvd)
Box: 85 Dvd : ref942 (Access dvd) State Council Footage: Wide variety including García Márquez, Che Guevara, and the Pope's visit to Cuba

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 01:32:45.

Scope and Content Note

This tape features footage of individuals including Pope John Paul II, Gabriel García Márquez, and Che Guevara. It includes clips of Fidel Castro visiting his home in Biran with García Márquez, talking about his youth, and planning the Pope's visit. Scenes also include speeches by Castro, and Cuban television recordings from the revolutionary period before the fall of Fulgencio Batista. Around 00:57:00 there is black and white footage from 1959 featuring post revolution celebrations, motorcades, and footage of Che Guevara. This footage includes speeches by Guevara and scenes of him performing charity work.

1998 November 18-22
Box: 67 Cassette : ref942 (Videos)
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1004 State Council Footage: Fidel presents "honorary degree"
undated
Box: 8 Cassette : ref175 State Council Footage: Fidel and Che, Missile Crisis, Bay of Pigs, and Giron
undated
Box: 46 Cassette : ref1008 State Council Footage: "Filosofia de Fidel" Transfers
1998 July
Box: 46 Cassette : ref1009 State Council Footage: Fidel Castro/South African Parliament
1998 April 9
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1027 State Council Footage: Fidel Castro at the United Nations
undated
Box: 7 Cassette : ref165 State Council Footage: "UNTV Castro visit to UN;" Clinton Speech
1995 November 22
Box: 7 Cassette : ref163 State Council Footage: Fidel Castro Speech Abyssinian Baptist Church
undated
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1017 State Council Footage: Castro Visits Harlem
1995 October 22
Box: 9 Cassette : ref186 State Council Footage: "Images Harlem and Hotel Teresa"
undated
Box: 9 Cassette : ref189 State Council Footage: Harlem 1 of 2
1995 October 23
Box: 9 Cassette : ref190 State Council Footage: Harlem 2 of 2
undated
Box: 9 Cassette : ref191 State Council Footage: Interviews in Harlem
undated
Box: 9 Cassette : ref194 State Council Footage: Fidel Castro in Harlem
undated
Box: 9 Cassette : ref205 State Council Footage: Harlem Protesters
undated
Box: 46 Cassette : ref1012 State Council Footage: Fidel in NY UN 50th Anniversary
1998 July
Box: 9 Cassette : ref187 State Council Footage: United Nations 50th Anniversary
undated
Box: 9 Cassette : ref188 State Council Footage: UN Russian (Boris Yeltsin) and Cuban (Fidel Castro) Presidents' Speeches
1995 October 25
Box: 9 Cassette : ref202 State Council Footage: Fidel and Breshnev
undated
Box: 8 Cassette : ref176 State Council Footage: "Fidel NY (1) Transfers Cassettes 1-6"

Scope and Content Note

This footage is most likely associated with the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations.

undated
Box: 8 Cassette : ref177 State Council Footage: "Fidel NY (3) Transfers Cassettes 9-15"
undated
Box: 8 Cassette : ref178 State Council Footage: "Fidel NY (4) Transfers Cassettes 15-23"
undated
Box: 8 Cassette : ref179 State Council Footage: "Fidel NY (5) Transfers Cassettes 23-34"
undated
Box: 9 Cassette : ref192 State Council Footage: NY Scenes (NYC)
undated
Box: 9 Cassette : ref193 State Council Footage: Fidel Castro in the Bronx
1995 October 23
Box: 9 Cassette : ref203 State Council Footage: Bronx Jimmy's Cafe
undated
Box: 9 Cassette : ref206 State Council Footage: Castro in Bronx

Scope and Content Note

Footage includes scenes of demonstrations outside Jimmy's Cafe and Fidel Castro's motorcade.

undated
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1018 State Council Footage: IRC Reception (NY) Also meeting religious people with Lucius Walker

Scope and Content Note

Contains footage of the Cuban Mission reception at the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations in New York.

1995
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1021 State Council Footage: "Demonstraciones" transfer

Scope and Content Note

Footage from demonstrations, both in support and in protest of Fidel Castro, as he visited numerous places.

undated
Box: 9 Cassette : ref185 State Council Footage: Demonstrations - NYC Peace for Cuba
undated
Box: 9 Cassette : ref204 State Council Footage: "Cuba Demonstrations"
1995 October 21
Box: 46 Cassette : ref1014 State Council Footage: Fidel "Starlock/Bravo ETV Archive TeleCine"
undated
Box: 46 Cassette : ref1015 State Council Footage: Fidel "Compilation Tape 2 of 2"
1998 November 25
Box: 7 Cassette : ref161 State Council Footage: Oswaldo Guayasamín
undated
Box: 8 Cassette : ref180 State Council Footage: Transfers, Including Guayasamín
undated
Box: 9 Cassette : ref184 State Council Footage: Madame Mitterrand and Others
undated
Box: 9 Cassette : ref199 State Council Footage: Francois and Danielle Mitterrand
undated
Box: 7 Cassette : ref158 State Council Footage: "Transfer de cine"

Scope and Content Note

Includes footage of Salvador Allende and George McGovern.

undated
Box: 7 Cassette : ref160 State Council Footage: Transfer Grenada- Jamaica- Barbados- Birthday Song
undated
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1033 State Council Footage: "Mozambique 1 Isla Prison 2 Nicaragua 3 Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh Noticieros (news footage)"
undated
Box: 8 Cassette : ref173 State Council Footage: ICAIC "Crisis Oct./ Sierra/Celia/Che"
undated
Box: 7 Cassette : ref168 State Council Footage: "ICRT Filmica Transfer"
undated
Box: 8 Cassette : ref169 State Council Footage: ICAIC Transfer Allende-Batista
undated
Box: 7 Cassette : ref164 State Council Footage: ICAIC Transfers
undated
Box: 9 Cassette : ref201 State Council Footage: Fidel in Vietnam "Hurricane"
undated
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1016 State Council Footage: Stills of Fidel Roll One
1998 August 13
Box: 9 Cassette : ref198 State Council Footage: Stills
undated
Box: 8 Cassette : ref171 State Council Footage: "Transfers for Estela;" "Speeches of Fidel"
undated
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1062 "State Council Footage #1"
1998 November 24
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1022 "State Council Footage #2 Transfer"
1998 November 23
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1007 State Council Footage #4 Historical Footage
1998 November 8
Box: 7 Cassette : ref159 State Council Material Transferred at TV Latina
1998 August 14
Box: 7 Cassette : ref162 State Council Footage: "Selections for Martin"
undated
Box: 7 Cassette : ref166 State Council Footage: "Tobacco Mal color- nothing interesting"
undated
Box: 72 Folder : 24 Urbanworld Distribution Agreement
2001-2002
Box: 10 Cassette : ref233 "Yo Estuve Alli" (I Was There) - Selected Images (ICAIC)

Scope and Content Note

According to the Estela and Ernesto Bravo, "Yo Estuve Alli" was a black and white documentary on the history of Cuba. It was not one of their films, but they included several clips from it in Fidel.

undated
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1024 "Yo Estuve Alli" Images for Fidel
2000 August 29
Box: 10 Cassette : ref228 Photos of Young Fidel "Fotos Joven Fidel"
undated
Box: 9 Cassette : ref196 "Unguarded Moments (1)"
undated
Box: 9 Cassette : ref183 "Fidel en tennis, Juan Miguel, TV Cubana"
2000 September 8
Box: 6 Cassette : ref145 "Fidel Speech"
undated
Box: 10 Cassette : ref232 "Che Memorial- Santa Clara"
undated
Box: 6 Cassette : ref143 Medical Students
1998 July 26
Box: 10 Cassette : ref223 "Fidel Comes to New York (Jon Alpert)"
1979
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1025 "UN-1"
2000 September 6
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1036 "Fidel Castro Special Effects"
1998 December 3
Box: 6 Cassette : ref140 Miami landscapes - fruit stand (B-roll)
undated
Box: 10 Cassette : ref238 "Havana Street, Old Car, Taxi, Park Central" (B-roll)
undated
Box: 3 Cassette : ref40 "Havana"
undated
Box: 10 Cassette : ref216 Images of Havana (B-roll)
undated
Box: 67 Cassette : ref994 " Miami, Siro-setup, Visuals, Dominoes" (B-roll)
undated

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